Naked Cake Tutorial by Joshua John Russell

Get scandalous with naked cakes. JJR bares it all and makes a rustic naked cake with flowers & a pop of pink buttercream filling. 

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About this show

Sink your teeth into current cake decorating trends! In the Man About Cake series, you'll pick up incredible tips for creating modern masterpieces from cake designer Joshua John Russell. Each week, he decorates an original cake, shares his favorite recipes and gives pointers for designing like a pro.

About Joshua John Russell

Cake artist Joshua John Russell knows there's more to a gorgeous cake than meets the eye — and he's ready to share his secrets. He may be known for cracking jokes in the kitchen, but he's serious about showing you how to build beautiful cakes. From towering tiers to delicate details, his smart tips and pulse on cake trends will have you inspired to try out these techniques in your own kitchen!

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Comments (3)


Thank you for sharing your talent with a

just wondering, when you put the last skewer through the 2 tiers, how difficult is it to pierce  through the card at the base of the top tier to continue to the bottom?

would it be easier to ....pre pierce the card using  template for centre, then use that template to mark the entry point at the top?


I want to make a cake like this soon, what did you do to prepare the flowers to insert into the cake?  Did you use straws or floral tape to keep the flower stems from touching the cake?